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Have you ever suggested a piece of literature for a Daily Deviation (DD)? How did it do? 

26%
45 deviants said :nerd: I've never suggested a DD - I don't know how
19%
33 deviants said :eager: I've suggested a few times, but nothing's been featured yet
15%
27 deviants said :shrug: I've never suggested a DD - I didn't know I could
15%
26 deviants said :b0x0rz: Yes! I've suggested literature which has been featured!!
11%
19 deviants said :sniff: I've only ever made one suggestion (and it wasn't featured)
11%
19 deviants said :grump: I've never suggested a DD - I haven't read anything good enough
3%
6 deviants said :stupid: I've never heard of a DD, what are you crazy fools jabbering about?

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:icongreybird4:
GreyBird4 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
I've submitted [link] but didn't get any response. Honestly, I'm not even sure I went about it the right way. But the novel's getting published soon anyway. :)
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:iconxlntwtch:
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   Writer
I suggest a lot, and some are featured. I've always heard from the writer, too, eventually. :)
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:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's encouraging :D
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:iconxlntwtch:
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012   Writer
:nod: .... :wave: hi, *sleyf!
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:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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:iconxlntwtch:
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012   Writer
:iconbummiesplz:
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:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lmao: awww those are adorable, I'm the one on the right
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:iconxlntwtch:
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012   Writer
okay :boing: ... :boing: ... :boing: ... :boing: ... :boing:
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:iconsalvaveritate:
SalvaVeritate Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I suggested once, and it was featured. Though it took a long while from when I sent the note, to the day it was featured.
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:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It takes time I guess to get through all the submissions and maybe sometimes they have to keep some features for other days as they already filled their quota for the day
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a month ahead on features, so that's a constant problem :B
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:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow that's a lot of DDs :D
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:eager:
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:iconcristinewakesuphappy:
cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i suggested memento mori by :iconskwidnewt:, and wow it got featured!

then i suggested russian roulette (a short story, a very good one) and it did get featured when somebody else suggested it.

:bow:
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:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:clap: :clap:
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Writer
I suggest a lot, and sometimes they are featured. Which is awesome. :aww:
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:iconeuxiom:
Euxiom Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
I've only suggested one piece...^^; But it was featured! \o/ It was great to spread happiness.
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:iconsingingflames:
SingingFlames Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hmm, that's a tricky one for me to answer. I've suggested several prose pieces, but most were in the Fan Fiction gallery and not the Literature gallery. I don't know if you'd count those (but, um, 3 or 4 of those were featured - I lost count ^^; ). I have suggested Literature gallery pieces, but the one that was featured was chosen by a different CV than I sent it to, and before the CV I sent it to had a chance to read my note. So, one I suggested did get a DD, but not because I suggested it.
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:icon0hgravity:
0hgravity Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've suggested two visual pieces for a DD and one ended up getting featured but the other was featured for a different piece.

I've suggested one lit piece for DLD but no feature for 'em that I know of - at least not for that piece. They were featured eventually though!

I want to start suggesting more just slips my mind most of the time.
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:icondrippingwords:
DrippingWords Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Writer
I've suggested a few, but none of them were featured.
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
I've suggested a couple. I've been suggesting DLDs more, lately. :)
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   Writer
why make the two exclusive from each other?
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Good point...
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:iconmagnius159:
Magnius159 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I've suggested 14pieces and half of them got featured. It's mostly the literature pieces I've suggested that were featured. Apparently I suck at determining what good visual art is for the general public lol. I actually keep a folder for it to keep track.

Before, they didn't get back to me at all whether it was accepted or declined, but the last few pieces that were accepted they sent me a note telling me it was accepted. Which is nice. Another time, they sent me a note telling me they liked the author, but wasn't too keen on the exact piece I suggested and asked if I liked another piece from the author. I said I did. We worked something out and he gave me credit for the suggestion.
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:iconbalaria:
Balaria Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Once and it didn't get featured.

I seldom read stuff here(a few pieces a week maybe) and those tend not to be DD quality stuff. They also tend to be first chapters of longer works so suggesting them as a DD is a bit tricky since it's not a complete work.
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm cool with featuring a first chapter even when the rest isn't as stellar. A good opening is tricky, and featuring the halfway mark is even messier.
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:iconbalaria:
Balaria Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Few first chapters are so good that they'd stand on their own without the rest of the work..and to me a single chapter is a bit like an unfinished painting so granting in an DD is a bit..:shrug:

Too bad dA makes it difficult to post an entire novel as a single deviation. PDF files being the only way and so few people use it. Novels sort of get the shaft in that regard and having them split into individual chapters is probably why you don't see that many of them featured as an DD..or even DLD.
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, posting a whole novel on this site isn't gonna go very far :B

I've seen unfinished paintings get features too!
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:iconbalaria:
Balaria Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, going somewhere depends on whether you're the kind that wants to get published or the kind who just wants to write and share it ;)
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fair point :P but even sharing here--at least a full novel--isn't as easy as on, say, authonomy.
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:iconbalaria:
Balaria Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Uploading a single PDF is pretty simple once you realize you can actually do that(dA doesn't exactly advertise it). I've got a few, full 120,000+ word novels in my gallery uploaded that way.

Not quite sure how groups would react to such submissions though. Hmm..might be time to do a round of questions about that to a few places..
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
On the other hand, the site format isn't that conducive to reading it (and I know I can't sit in front of the computer for four straight hours to do it) :/ Let me know what you find out!
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:iconofonesoul:
OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The first one I've ever suggested was featured. :happybounce:

But since then I've suggested 8 or 10 and none so far. :no:
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:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm going to boast now and say I suggested 2 and both got featured *puffs up proudly* of course it was all thanks to the content
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:iconjoeyliverwurst:
JoeyLiverwurst Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I've submitted [link] twice but never heard back. It's the best thing I've ever read on deviantART.
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   Writer
To be honest, it needs a lot of work to be something I would feature personally. I wasn't grabbed by the initial paragraph and found it difficult to get into. Perhaps it needs a good polish and redraft first?
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:iconjoeyliverwurst:
JoeyLiverwurst Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I dunno. It hooked me immediately.
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:iconjoeyliverwurst:
JoeyLiverwurst Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I suggested it to two different people, perhaps even three, but never heard back more than "thanks."
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:icongrimface242:
GrimFace242 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Writer
Have you tried suggesting it to a different CV?
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:iconmonstroooo:
monstroooo Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ask the author to join up and submit it to the group. If it's as good as you say it is, we'll get it sorted out for you *wink**wink*

Don't tell them that bit, though
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:iconjoeyliverwurst:
JoeyLiverwurst Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Will keep that in mind this weekend! Cheers.
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:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is a shame, have you tried suggesting anything else since then or did you give up after that?
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:iconthe-golden-knight:
The-Golden-Knight Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
":sniff: I've only ever made one suggestion (and it wasn't featured)" That is actually the 110% truth!
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:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did you ever try suggesting anything after that? If I may ask :XD:
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:iconthe-golden-knight:
The-Golden-Knight Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Nope, not literature, anyway. I suggested myself, but from the sounds of it, I'm not up to chops for DD. Too bad; gives me a nice goal in life.
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:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well keep trying and you never know, it might come as a surprise one day, also remember that they do probably get loads of submissions and have the hard task of choosing only a few
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:iconthe-golden-knight:
The-Golden-Knight Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
I was hoping for that "surprise" for a bit of a while. I don't count on it because I don't usually get much traffic. I need to work on it when I'm not hooked to school, games, and my comic project.
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:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well the whole surprise of a surprise is that it's not expected :D I was surprised recently and it was unexpected.
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:iconblakecurran:
BlakeCurran Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Writer
I've got a Daily Lit Deviation...does that count? :P
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:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol congratulations :D it does count as an achievement but have you ever considered suggesting a Daily Deviation before?
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